Series Sweep For Go Get Em

Go Get Em made a decisive quarter-pole move and went on to capture Tuesday’s $26,800 final of the Lookout Hanover at The Meadows, completing his three-race sweep

of the series for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers.

The gelded son of Four Starzzz Shark-Shes The One won his trio of races throughout the series by a combined 16-3/4 lengths and was ahead at every call - save the quarter pole in Tuesday’s final.

“He’s been better every week, and he came home into a pretty stiff headwind today but was well within himself,” said Dave Palone, his pilot for all three series victories. “He has a beautiful mouth, and you can drive him with two fingers. I’m looking forward to the PA Sires Stakes to see if he can take the next step against the better colts.”

Palone said he raced Go Get Em on the front throughout the Lookout Hanover to avoid traffic problems but that the horse doesn’t need the lead to perform his best.

“He’s very versatile,” Palone said. “I can’t wait to try him out of a hole. I actually think he’ll be better.”

Go Get Em took the final in 1:53.2, two lengths better than Wayne The Lefty. Totally Empressive was third

Go Get Em’s trainer, Kevin McDermott, and Joseph Zicchino purchased the colt privately during the series.

In the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Spring Break snapped a frustrating streak of four consecutive second-place finishes by charging through the lane for Mike Wilder to score in 1:53. Save My Shark, a 16-1 longshot, rallied through the Lightning Lane for second, while early leader Red Star Hottie finished third.

Randy Bendis trains Spring Break, a six-year-old daughter of Dream Away-Siobhan. She pushed her career bankroll to $566,271 for owners Joann and Joe Thomson.
(The Meadows)